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What are tests help to diagonsis cancer in stomach ulcers?

What are tests help to diagonsis cancer in stomach ulcers?

Biopsy: Only a biopsy can make the diagnosis of stomach cancer. If a stomach ulcer needs to be biopsied, a doctor needs to do an endoscopy (inserting a tube with a camera down your throat to your stomach) and then take a biopsy. Then the pathologist looks at it and see if there is cancer or not. Biopsy is the only way. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How long can it take for multiple stomach ulcers (biopsy shows no cancer) to fully heal?

How long can it take for multiple stomach ulcers (biopsy shows no cancer) to fully heal?

6 weeks minimum: Usually stomach ulcers are treated with proton pump inhibitors for at least 6 weeks. Everyone is different so please follow the recommendations of the doctor that diagnosed your ulcers. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have stomach cancer or an ulcer?

How do I know if I have stomach cancer or an ulcer?

MD: The only way to know for sure is seeing your doc for an evaluation. Very likely he/ she will send you to a gastroenterologist, who will do a scope (egd). Best to you. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the symptoms of stomach cancer and stomach ulcers?

What is the difference between the symptoms of stomach cancer and stomach ulcers?

Symptoms Overlap: Ulcers are associated with acidity, pain, eating difficulty, low blood levels, weight loss sometimes. Cancers can have the similar picture but do not get better with acid-blockers. Also cancers when advanced lead to nausea, vomitting, fatigue and a more severe picture. Than ulcers. ...Read more

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16 year old male. My stomach very acidic which regularly does not hurt but feels somewhat like fire. Could this be asign of ulcers, reflux, or cancer?

Stomach irritation: "acidic" feeling or sharp pains below breastbone/upper midabdomen can certainly be signs of stomach or small intestine (duodenal) irritation (gastritis/duodenitis), an infection (helicobacter pylori), ulcers, and very rarely in a 16 year old, tumors or cancers. If antacids help, likely it's excess acid production, or a decrease in protective mucus (from smoking, advil/aleve, infection). See md! ...Read more

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What causes laryngopharyngeal? Can it be from ulcer or stomach cancer?

What causes laryngopharyngeal? Can it be from ulcer or stomach cancer?

Laryngoesoph reflux?: Its just a type of reflux where the valve at the top of the stomach fails and you regurgitate all the way up-- easy/common when laying down at night. Not helped by antacid medications, but hard to diagnose and overdiagnosed by some ents when they see red vocal cords. ...Read more

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What is the blood test used to diagnosis stomach ulcer cancer?

What is the blood test used to diagnosis stomach ulcer cancer?

None: There is no diagnostic blood test for stomach cancer. A biopsy is necessary to make this diagnosis. Usually this is done by a gastroenterologist during an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Had an endoscopy today and heme were seen. Also severe gastritis and ulcers. 4 family members died of stomach cancer. Should i be concerned of heme?

Had an endoscopy today and heme were seen.  Also severe gastritis and ulcers.  4 family members died of stomach cancer.  Should i be concerned of heme?

Yes, somewhat.: This indicates that there has been bleeding in your GI tract, most likely in your stomach. You should get any ulcer biopsied, and, at least, stop the bleeding. You should get a full work-up of any ulcers, tested for h. Pylori infection, and very aggressive follow-up due to your family history, along with therapy for your gastritis. You should start your follow-up and see your doctor very soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more